see arial, shop sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County (HFHVC) is launching its first ever Playhouse Build Day with realtor.com®’s Westlake Village office. The Playhouse Program is a new effort by HFHVC to bring together local corporations, the community and Habitat volunteers to build and donate playhouses to local military and veteran families.
On September 22, over 200 realtor.com® employees will trade their computers for screwdrivers and paintbrushes as they team up and work together to build custom-made playhouses in one day. The teams will be constructing durable playhouses by assembling the sides, door, windows and trim, constructing the roof, and painting the structure. Realtor.com® has made a donation to offset the cost of playhouse building materials and to fund the construction of actual Habitat homes in Ventura County.
The completed playhouse will be presented by the realtor.com volunteers to the military families at the end of the day for a truly unifying experience. To select the families that receive these playhouses, Habitat for Humanity partnered with the Ventura County Military Collaborative, a network of over 180 government and non-profit agencies that work together to assist the military and veteran community. Kimberly Evans, executive director, was delighted to help give these children a home to call their own, “We are proud to partner with Habitat to provide such beautiful playhouses to those who have sacrificed so much for their country, it truly shows the value of collaboration”.
“At realtor.com, we work to make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable,” said Marcy Greenberg, Executive Vice President of People. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to give back to the communities we call home and spend the day building playhouses for local military and veteran families.”
What: Playhouse Build Day
When: September 22nd, 10am-2:30pm
Where: Move Inc., 30700 Russell Ranch Rd., Westlake Village
About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 33 years, 60 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe, clean, decent living environment for lower income homeowners.. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone everywhere deserves a decent place to live. For Habitat’s homeownership program, low- to very-low income families are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. We offer a “hand up,” empowering families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable mortgage. Habitat currently has enough donated properties to build 30 simple, decent homes for families in Ventura County. To build these homes we need donations of time, talents and funding from faith groups, businesses, and individual donors in order to complete 8 homes on Trinity Lane in Santa Paula. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, visitwww.habitatventura.org or call (805) 485-6065, x 101.
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